Frequently Asked Questions – click on any question to see the answer

How does this event compare to ones already offered by the installations or by other vendors?

Military Skilled Trades was created in response to employers who expressed frustration with attending large military career fairs.  The big fairs have lots of attendees, but very few people coming by the table that have the specific skills the company seeks.  This is particularly true when a company needs skilled trades experience.

Our career fairs are highly targeted and designed to be smaller.  Our goal is to have 100-150 skilled trades service members attend a career fair.  So you will see fewer people over the course of the 2 hour event, but almost every person coming to your table is going to have the skilled trades experience you seek.  You increase your chances of seeing great candidates when you use the resume database in advance of an event to reach out to candidates who are of particular interest, and invite them to chat with your recruiters during the event.

What types of skilled trades experience will we find at these events or in the database?

We are marketing this event to service members and veterans with backgrounds in avionics, welding, fabrication, coating/painting, electrical, maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, pipe fitting, construction, rigging, telecommunications, truck driving and industrial machinery.

What information is being collected from the service members at registration?

Service members are asked to provide the following information when registering for physical events and/or the resume database:

  • Basics: name, current location, email, phone number
  • A current resume
  • Service, branch and grade/rank
  • LinkedIn profile URL
  • Open to relocate (yes/no) and, if yes, to which region(s) (check from list)
  • Self-identify if they meet one of the “protected veteran” categories for federal contract compliance tracking (optional, but we are strongly recommending they answer the question)

When are the virtual career fairs being held?

Military Skilled Trades career fairs occur monthly.  The full schedule is listed on the career fair page.  Employers can also secure a dedicated virtual event just for their company, and have it targeted for certain skills and/or regions. Visit Contact For Exhibition or Database Info for more details and pricing.

What option do I have to access resumes if I cannot participate in a virtual event?

The Military Skilled Trades resume database provides employers access to resumes submitted by active / guard / reserve military members and veterans with skilled trades experience.  It also allows for job posting.

Participating service members are stationed across the globe and more than 80% are open to relocation.  Those currently on active military duty are entitled to a government relocation benefit.

Access to the resume database is provided within 24 hours of purchase. New resumes are added continuously.

Visit Contact For Exhibition or Database Info for pricing and to register for database access.

Is there a limit to the number of recruiters having access to the resume database?

When you purchase database access, you are purchasing a single user license.  You can purchase additional licences for additional recruiters.

What is the cost and how do I register for a virtual career fair and/or access to the resume database?

Visit Contact For Exhibition or Database Info to see pricing, send a more detailed inquiry, and/or to begin the registration process.

What payment methods do you accept? Can I be invoiced?

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.  You can also request to have an invoice sent to you.  Our terms are Net-30, so if you want to attend an event that is less than 30 days from now, you will need to use a credit card or select a different event.

Visit Contact For Exhibition or Database Info for pricing, registration links and to request an invoice.